Introduction to Cambridge, Ohio

Cambridge, Ohio, in Guernsey county, is 54 miles S of Canton, Ohio (center to center) and 74 miles E of Columbus, Ohio. As of the year 2000 census, 11,520 people lived in Cambridge.

Cambridge History

Colonel Ebenezer Zane received funds for building a road between Ohio and Kentucky in 1796. He named the earliest settlements in the area after Cambridge, Maryland. In 1801, Zaccheus Biggs and Zaccheus Beatty were granted the land on which Cambridge stands today. The year 1806 saw the arrival of another group of settlers from the Isle of Guernsey. In the early 1900s, Cambridge was renowned for its high quality glass.

Cambridge and nearby Attractions

  • Salt Fork State Park
  • Seneca Lake
  • The Wilds
  • Living Word
  • Cambridge Glass Museum
  • Degenhart Paperweight & Glass Museum

Things To Do In Cambridge

Cambridge has a number of options for recreational opportunities. There are two lakes in the neighborhood which are very popular tourist spots. The Seneca Lake has the largest inland beach in Ohio. The Salt Fork State Park offers facilities for a host of activities and also has dedicated picnic areas. One can also visit The Wilds which is an animal preserve.

Cambridge Transportation

The Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Airport offers regular services.

Cambridge Higher Education

West Virginia University, Hocking Technical College, and Ohio University offer facilities for higher education.


Total Population 10,558
Male Share of the Population 48%
Female Share of the Population 52%
Senior Citizens 20.1%
Employed Population 16+ 3,903
Age of the Population 41


% of people married 42.4%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 15.7%
Median Earnings25+ $27,671
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $17,188
Median Earnings With High School Degree $23,438


Median Family Income $39,928
% Above Poverty Level 75%
% Below Poverty Level 25%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 18 minutes
% Working from Home 5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.1%
% Using Public Transportation 1%


People Living Alone 37.2%
Median Gross Rent $574
Median House Value $84,800


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 19.9%
US/American 0%
English 8%
Irish 15.7%

Cambridge Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 54 miles S of Canton, Ohio (center to center)
Nearest Large City 74 miles E of Columbus, Ohio
County Guernsey
Standard Zip Codes 43725
P.O. Box Zip Codes 43750
Phone Area Codes 740
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.031
Longitude -81.588

Cambridge Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 1 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 38 F
Apr Temp 39 to 65 F
Jul Temp 62 to 85 F
Oct Temp 42 to 66 F
Annual Precip 39.1 inches
Distance 14.8 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 39 F
Apr Temp 37 to 65 F
Jul Temp 60 to 85 F
Oct Temp 40 to 67 F
Annual Precip 38.2 inches
Distance 20.3 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 36 F
Apr Temp 39 to 63 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 41 to 65 F
Annual Precip 40.9 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Cambridge, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Claysville (43725)

Kipling (43750)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Byesville 2,504 $39,766
Kimbolton 129 $21,964

Cambridge Public Libraries

Guernsey County District Public Library
Cambridge, Ohio
(740) 432-5946
Library Web Site

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Cambridge Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
(740) 439-3561
Emergency Service: Yes

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Serves 847 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.8

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